Thavamai Thavamirundhu

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  • 2005
  • 3 hr 25 min
  • 7.9  (563)

Thavamai Thavamirundhu is a Tamil drama film from 2005, directed and produced by Cheran. The movie features an ensemble cast, including Cheran himself, Raj Kiran, and Padmapriya, with Saranya Ponvannan, and Sabesh Murali in supporting roles. The title of the film translates to "With Love, for Patience" and that sets the tone for the rest of the movie. The story revolves around a father, Gopikrishnan (Raj Kiran), and his relationship with his four sons - Shanmugam (Cheran), Karmegam (Srikanth), Chokkalingam (Vijayakumar), and Rajalingam (Raj Kapoor).

The film is a heart-wrenching account of the struggles of a father who tries his best to raise his children the right way, imparting strong moral values to them. But despite his best efforts, Gopikrishnan finds that his children are drifting away from him and from each other. They all have their own dreams and ambitions and are caught up in the struggle of achieving them.

Shanmugam, the eldest son, is an aspiring filmmaker who is deeply in love with a girl named Mythili (Padmapriya). He is caught in a dilemma of choosing between his love for Mythili and his responsibilities towards his family. Meanwhile, Karmegam, the second son, is a corrupt cop who runs into trouble with the law. Chokkalingam is an irresponsible father who neglects his own son, leading to his daughter-in-law (Saranya Ponvannan) leaving him. Rajalingam has his own issues with his wife (Preetha Anoop) and is caught up in a never-ending cycle of debt.

As Gopikrishnan witnesses his family disintegrate, he holds on to his belief in the power of love, patience and forgiveness. He tries to bring his children back together, and in doing so, takes them on a journey of self-discovery. The movie showcases the harsh realities of life and the importance of familial bonds.

Cheran delivers a brilliantly understated performance as Shanmugam, while Padmapriya provides excellent support as Mythili. Raj Kiran, as the patriarch of the family, puts in an emotional portrayal of a father who is deeply hurt by his children's disregard for his values. The movie's cast has provided an adequate portrayal of the varied emotions portrayed in the film. It does a great job of evoking emotions from the audience and making them empathize with the characters.

The movie's director and producer, Cheran, has weaved a compelling story that highlights the importance of family values, love, and forgiveness. He has woven the narrative beautifully, with a realistic depiction of the ups and downs of family relationships. The cinematography by R. Rathnavelu captures the essence of rural India beautifully. Sabesh Murali has composed the music, which blends well with the mood of the film.

In conclusion, Thavamai Thavamirundhu is an emotional rollercoaster that takes audiences through the highs and lows of a family's journey. The movie is a must-watch for lovers of Tamil cinema and is sure to leave an indelible mark in the heart and minds of viewers. The film is a timeless classic and a tribute to the power of familial bonds.

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    3 hr 25 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (563)